Webinar – ChatGPT in the Academic World

The Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work and the Industry 4.0, Work and Employment research stream of the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology (OBVIA) are pleased to invite you to a public webinar on ChatGPT in the academic world. It will take place on Zoom, on May 15 at 9h15 am (Montreal time ; 2h30 pm in London and 3h30 pm in Paris/Bruxelles).

ChatGPT, a conversational bot developed by California-based OpenAI, has grown in popularity since it opened to the public on November 30, 2022. Tens of millions of users are already interacting daily with this text-generating AI for assistance with a variety of tasks, whose scope is still difficult to quantify. The IT and marketing sectors have already incorporated ChatGPT features into their daily activities, and real productivity gains can be seen in these sectors as a result of it. How is it used in academia and what are the repercussions?

Face aux nombreuses questions soulevées par l’utilisation de ChatGPT dans le monde universitaire (propriété intellectuelle, plagiat, fausses informations, absence de sources, redondance du ou de la chercheuse, etc.), le Comité de coordination des affaires étudiantes du CRIMT a décidé, en collaboration avec l’Axe industrie 4.0, travail et emploi de l’Observatoire international sur les impacts sociétaux de l’IA et du numérique (OBVIA), d’organiser un échange informel sur le sujet.

Researchers (Raja Chatila, Emeritus Professor at Sorbonne Université, Pamela Lirio, Professor at Université de Montréal and Jeremy Pinto, Senior Applied Research Scientist at MILA – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute) and graduate students (Kai-Hsin Hung, HEC Montréal, and Romain Bertrand, IRISSO, Paris-Dauphine) will participate in a roundtable discussion. We aim at informal exchanges based on the Q&A mode.
Discussions will be held in French and English; if necessary, participants will be able to benefit from simultaneous interpretation (English -> French and French -> English). Registration is free but required. To register, click on the button below and enter your name and email address.

A connection link will be sent to you by email shortly after.

We look forward to seeing you at this event.